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Find out what your name is in Hawaiian!

We feature over 4,000 phonetic Hawaiian name translations. This is a great resource if  if you are looking for a baby/pet name or to translate the names of your Hawaii theme party guests. 

When outsiders began visiting Hawaii adaptations were made to “translate” non-Hawaiian names to “Hawaiian names” phonetically based on the Hawaiian alphabet and word structure. The 5 vowels a,e,i,o and u as well as the 8 consonants h,k,l,m,n,p, w and ' (which is called a glottle stop) make up the entire Hawaiian alphabet. In the Hawaiian language a consonant is always followed by a vowel which also means all Hawaiian words end in a vowel. Please note that the glottal stop is not used in phonetic name translations, just literal Hawaiian words.

Names and words are more easily pronounced when they are broken down into single syllable chunks. Take the name of Hawaii ’s state fish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, and pronounce it hu-mu-hu-mu-nu-ku-nu-ku-a-pu-a-a.  Phonetically pronounced who-moo-who-moo-new-coo-new-coo-ah-poo-ah-ah. Sometimes the letter W is pronounced the same as V as in the traditional pronunciation of Hawai'i which is phonetically pronounced huh-vi-ee rather than huh-why-ee. 

Stressed vowels
a - ah, as in car: aloha
e - a, as in may: nene
i - ee
, as in bee: honi
o - oh
, as in so: mahalo
u - oo
, as in spoon: kapu
Unstressed vowels
a - a, as in about: ali`i
e - eh, as in met: kane

A traditional Hawaiian name has a specific meaning behind it and is given to a child when they are born by a family elder.  The child is typically named after something that came to a family elder in a dream, by distinguishing characteristics the child displays when born, or characteristics the family would like the child to display. For example the woman’s name Lani means Heavenly.

The Hawaiian translations we provide are phonetic and have no intentional literal meanings.
The phonetic translations are done based on the sounds the name makes when said and the Hawaiian alphabet and word structure. Because there are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian language there are many names which sound similar and have the same phonetic translation.

Click on the first letter of the first name

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I J K L M N O P
Q R S T U V W X, Y, Z
Resource of Traditional Hawaiian Names

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RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO
      HAWAIIAN THEME WEDDINGS

Tips and Suggestions to Easily Create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere
Hawaiian Wedding Planner Resource
Hawaii Theme Wedding Vow Suggestions  
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions
Hawaii Theme Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestion
Hawaii Theme Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestion
The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian
Photographs of Suggestions on How to Create Hawaii Theme Centerpieces, Decorate Guest Book Tables, and Wedding Cake Decorating
Online Island Gift Shop with Treats and Treasures from Hawaii for your Special Day!

RESOURCES FOR CREATING A HAWAII THEME   LUAU CELEBRATION ANYWHERE!

Suggestions on Hosting a Hawaiian Luau Anywhere
Hawaiian Theme Christmas Party Ideas
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaiian Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Suggestions
Popular Luau Recipes
Cooking with an Underground Imu Pit
First Names Translations into Hawaiian
Popular Hawaiian Words & Phases
Hawaii Theme Game Ideas
Hawaiian/Polynesian Entertainers, Hula Dancers, & Caterers around the World
Listen To Hawaiian Radio Online
Online Island Gift Shop with Treats and Treasures from Hawaii for your Celebration

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